Two Sri Lankan players go missing from Asian Games in S Korea

Two Sri Lankan players who took part in the just-concluded Asian Games in South Korea have gone missing in a purported bid to find jobs, officials said on Monday.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 06, 2014, 18:46 PM IST
Two Sri Lankan players go missing from Asian Games in S Korea

Colombo: Two Sri Lankan players who took part in the just-concluded Asian Games in South Korea have gone missing in a purported bid to find jobs, officials said on Monday.

Prasanna Dissanayake, a hockey player of the Sri Lanka Army, and a beach volleyball player - whose identity is being ascertained - were untraceable since Saturday night.

Officials said that it was not clear if the two missing players had disappeared looking for employment in South Korea given that a large number of country's youth are employed in the host nation as unskilled workers.

Sri Lanka had sent a contingent comprising 60 men and 20 women to take part in the 17th Asian Games held at Incheon but the two players were unaccounted for at the time contingent prepared to leave on Saturday.

Sri Lanka won two medals - a gold in Men's cricket and a bronze in Women's cricket - to finish at 27th position.

Last month, three Nepalese athletes had gone missing from the games village.